Eakinomics: Conservative Health Care Reform

By Douglas Holtz-Eakin American Action Forum, November 2, 2020 Health care has proven to be an important issue in the presidential campaign, and the Supreme Court case on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA’s) individual mandate has further raised the issue. For some time, however, there was no conservative alternative to the ACA that […]

My Kid has Cancer and ObamaCare is Making Everything Worse

By Christopher Briggs New York Post, October 26, 2020 Joe Biden has been running an ad in which he says he can’t imagine what it would be like to have a child with cancer and no health coverage. I don’t have to imagine. Under the health “reform” championed by Biden when he served as President […]

Those With Pre-Existing Conditions Will Be Protected

By Elizabeth Wright Citizens Against Government Waste, October 22, 2020 With just two weeks to go before the November 3 elections, Democrats continue to declare at every opportunity that they are fighting to prevent the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), or Obamacare, from being declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court.  They claim that […]

Health Care Reform that Works

By Grace-Marie Turner The Hill, October 16, 2020 Republican candidates across the country are getting pummeled with ads by challengers using an upcoming Supreme Court case as the weapon to frighten millions of Americans into believing they will lose their health care and pre-existing condition protections if the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare) is struck down. There is little or […]

What Biden’s Health Policy Would Mean for Millions of Americans

By Robert E Moffit, Ph.D. USA Today, October 10, 2020 President Donald Trump’s key debating point on health policy is substantively correct: Former Vice President Joseph Biden’s health proposal would progressively eliminate Americans’ private health insurance and back Americans into a “single payer” system of government-controlled health insurance. No need to take Trump’s word for […]

What the Campaigns Aren’t Saying About Healthcare

By Sally Pipes Washington Examiner, October 12, 2020 During last week’s vice presidential debate, Sen. Kamala Harris had a stern warning about the Trump administration’s healthcare agenda: “If you have a preexisting condition, they’re coming for you.” In response, Vice President Mike Pence called Obamacare a “disaster” — and moved on. It was a missed opportunity to […]

Public Option Health Plans Haven’t Lowered Premiums

By Ed Haislmaier and John Goodman National Review, October 8, 2020 The left’s favorite idea for reforming Obamacare is a government-sponsored plan — a “public option” — that would compete against private insurers. Lawmakers introduced several public option bills earlier this year, and presidential candidate Joe Biden has embraced the concept. Proponents claim that government-sponsored plans will charge lower premiums […]

Trump’s Failure to Offer A New Health Care Plan Could Be Why He Loses

By Rich Lowry New York Post, October 1, 2020 President Trump has been promising a health-care plan since he started running for president, often with superlative adjectives attached, and yet never produced one. His lack of a proposal was a stumbling block in Tuesday’s debate and plays into a broader, long-standing GOP vulnerability on health care. Polling tends to […]

Pre-Existing Condition Fiction

Wall Street Journal Opinion, September 30, 2020 Joe Biden claimed at Tuesday’s debate that “100 million people who have pre-existing conditions” will lose insurance if the Trump Administration wins an Affordable Care Act case at the Supreme Court. Democrats have terrified voters with this fiction for years, and Republican confusion has helped keep the fear alive. […]

The Disappointing Affordable Care Act

By Brian Blase Forbes, September 23, 2020 The Affordable Care Act (ACA), or Obamacare, was principally intended to improve health insurance markets for individuals and small businesses, lower health costs, and increase the number of people with insurance. It largely failed. Health insurance markets are only afloat because of massive federal subsidies and premiums and […]